Our Team


Curtis Dean has been involved in community broadband for 20+ years and is a co-founder of CBAN. He is currently the Vice President of CBAN.

In 2015, he established SmartSource Consulting to provide services to small telecommunications services, including project management, marketing and strategic planning.

Curtis holds a B.A. from Buena Vista University and an Executive Master of Public Administration from the University of South Dakota.

Todd Kielkopf, Community Broadband Action Network

As the founder of Kielkopf  Advisory Services, Todd Kielkopf advises utilities, organizations and startups on business formation, strategic development phases and financial matters. He is also a co-founder of CBAN, and is the Treasurer.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Science in Business Administration from Iowa State University.

Jon Anne Willow, Community Broadband Action Network

Jon Anne Willow is a former digital publisher and journalist. A co-founder of CBAN, she is also the President. She is also the founder of Crystal Clear Communications, a small firm serving small- to medium-sized companies, nonprofits and municipalities, including locally-owned utilities.

A media and communications veteran, Jon Anne holds a Bachelors in Communications from the University of Iowa and is currently pursuing her Masters in Creative Writing from Lindenwood University. She is also a beekeeper and pens the blog Cowgirl in Paradise.

As Community Manager, Kate Kielkopf specializes in curating community outreach and brand recognition.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Truman State University and a Masters of Art in Political Science and a graduate certificate in Public Policy and Public Management from Iowa State University.